I've been reading summer knight and was just wondering what your guy's opinion is on how there are so many different events going on throughout the books but they all tie in to each other in the end. I personally love it. (Please no spoilers for books the come after summer knight)
What's on your mind?
Out of curiosity what are the celebrity faces you’ve put to Dresden characters? IMO, there are really only 2 actors who I’ve always pictured clearly every time they’re mentioned... Idris Elba as Donald Morgan and Eric Roberts as John Malcone (he played Marone in Dark Knight). But who have you always pictured as your Dresden? Or Murphy? Or Thomas? Or Rag Lady???
I just finished this short and realised that....<SPOILERS FROM THIS POINT ON>>>>>
That Will and Georgia have a child..?! Not mentioned at all in Ghost Story or Cold Days or Skin Game not even as a throw away line? did I miss it somewhere? what gender? etc? surely its mentioned somewhere!:-)
In White Night, when Dresden first meets Abby, the prescient member of Ordo Lebes, Abby reacts to Dresden and Murphy's introductions before they speak. Since we only hear Abby's half of the conversation we have to infer what Dresden and Murphy would have said based on how Abby responds to their unuttered dialogue:
"Pleased to meet you, Abby," I said quietly, and extended my hand, relaxed, palm down, to the little Yorkie. The dog sniffed at my hand, quivering with eagerness as he did, and his tail started wagging. "Heya, little dog."
"Toto," Abby said, and before I could respond said, "Exactly, a classic. If it isn't broken, why fix it?"
I can infer that Dresden was about to ask, "What is the dog's name?" He would then have followed up with, "Did you name him after the dog from The Wizard of Oz?" But I can only guess what Dresden might have said to prompt Abby to say, "If it isn't broken, why fix it?"
Given that Dresden is a smart aleck at times, I assume it would have been something witty. However, the only joke I can think of where the punch line deals with fixing things that deal with dogs would be if Dresden were to ask, "Is the dog neutered?" However, that would be an odd question to ask, and Dresden would be acting as the straight man with Abby delivering the punch line. Dresden is usually the one dropping the jokes, so that doesn't quite fit.
Has anyone figured out what Dresden might have said that would in turn have prompted Abby to say, "If it isn't broken, why fix it?"
They have been mentioned in passing in a couple novels as being very secretive, exclusively residing in Aisa, but that’s about it. Do they have powers, like the other courts, and if so, what are they? Does anyone know what their appearance is like, say, rotting flesh like Black Court, or beautiful like White Court? And do you think they will be in Peace Talks?
I'm 3 minutes and 39 seconds in. Sigh....it's so different. Should I give it my time of forgot it? I've read the books, and started on the graphic novels. Am I just being a book snob?
There isn’t a lot of supporting evidence other than that he seemed to know the outsiders and they knew him. They also said “you chose your side” meaning he could have been with the outsiders at one point. And lastly when Murh asked him what he was he said “I’m out” which could be outsider.
Ive bought about five books and thinking I might rather library any more. They can be a bit spotty. I know how subjective this is... Buuuuutttttt.... 16 (17?) books, respect and what not, they cant (likely) ALL be must reads
I don't know how to add spoiler tags. May be light spoilers from me through Proven Guilty
I binged the first 3, loved Summer Knight...but I started to slow pretty dramatically. Just finished Proven Guilty, few questions about the series:
1. Does he ever stop taking the piss from EVERYONE? Fewer characters have NOT hit him, and of the many that have it was undeserved. Looking at you Murphy/ Charity (Who seems like Murphy with kids). I hate how the council treats him. I hate how it never seems like he sticks up for himself. I understand there's confliction with his past...its been what, 2+ decades? How do these idiots ("Merlin" and Morgan) not know even a fraction of what he's accomplished? Particularly after SK? Really frustrating.
...hmm thats primarily it I think. I sort of dislike how it seems like he takes a backseat a bit more than I would prefer, its basically the Harry Dresden team. But authors discretion.
In my opinion, Cold Case really shouldn’t have existed. Explaining more about the role of Winter Lady is a worthy goal, but the idea of the Ladies being required to be virgins just throws a wrench in a million plot points & makes absolutely no sense. Molly could’ve been around forever, could’ve been with Harry forever, when Karrin was going to grow old & die (& indeed she was totally decommissioned in Skin Game).
That literally can’t happen now, & not only is there no reason for it, but it actually contravenes established lore. Maeve has always been willing to sell herself out in bargains such as in Summer Knight & the beginning of Cold Days. Now suddenly that’s literally impossible? Gah. You can embody the ideal of a young without being a virgin, just like Mab can embody the ideal of an adult woman & Skuld can embody the ideal of a crone just by being older. This wasn’t needed, this is just hamfistedly shoehorning Harry into place with Karrin, making it the only viable option.
What the Sight revealed for these polar opposites.
For those who remember the battle with Dresden, Murphy, and Kincaid fighting Mavra’s minions, Harry used his sight at one point during that battle. What he found was profound yet mysterious. Kincaid appeared as a traditional portrayal of a demon while Murphy looked a lot like an angel (Harry has seen where an angel in disguise has the brilliant surrounding halo and the gun looking more like an angelic weapon). Kincaid is clearly half demon. But what about Murphy?
I can look stuff up and check my facts
Fan theory the guy who said piss off and was imprisoned under Demon reach is Kemmler. And one of the last wardens of Demon Reach imprisoned him.
1.He was reported dead multiple times and then disappeared(not dead)
2.We know people can be newly imprisoned
3.And for a pact to be maintained doesn’t the person still have to be alive.
I cant remember right now if anyone has drank any holy water in the series to protect themselves against vampires. I am rereading Grave Peril right now and Susan gets taken by the vampires at the party. Why didn’t she drink the holy water she had on hand? It would have protected her right? The vampires might have started to drink from her but they would have stopped. Why doesn’t Harry drink it too in preparation for the party, or any other time?
You can read it via the link below! It was publicly posted for everyone this past Christmas Eve (which it is named after) & follows Harry while he builds a bicycle for Maggie, being visited by several dignitaries from Winter throughout. In one such visit, we learn of some huge conflict with a large amount of casualties; far more than any of the post-Cold Days novels or short stories have, & the phrase “peace talks” is literally mentioned verbatim in the story.
Since we know for certain that it’s set at least after Cold Days, I think it’s safe to say that it’s actually set _after_ Peace Talks, & that this was our first teaser! What do you think?
We’ve all been wondering; but thankfully for us, we have now have some answers! See the link below!
When do you think Peace Talks will be out? 2019, 2020? I’m so excited :)
Faery queens and norse gods show him respect. An outsider called him a watcher. He always points Harry in the right direction. Is he possibly an angel or maybe even God?